36 MILLION AMERICANS STARTED COLLEGE BUT NEVER GRADUATED, IN THE LAST TWO DECADES ALONE.
They are now without degrees and many struggle with prohibitive debt.
The Education Class Divide
Across America, lower-income students with high test scores are less likely to graduate from college than higher-income students with low test scores. Higher education is a pathway to social mobility and financial stability. There are many qualified students who strive to graduate, but do not have the proper resources and support necessary to get a post-secondary degree.
A Model for Success. A Promise for Tomorrow.
Give Something Back (Give Back) provides mentoring, college readiness programs and scholarships to students who face adversity every day, but are still academically driven. Success for our scholars means graduating in four years with no debt from tuition, fees, and room and board.
“Your generosity will change the lives of these very special young people. Thank you.”
– First Star, Give Back Partner
“Kids like us have a secret advantage. We have a grit and savviness that is natural when you have to figure things out on your own.”
Meet Frances, one of Give Back’s first scholarship recipients. She went on to earn a college degree and pursue a successful business career. Frances now gives back by mentoring students like her.
Books by Give Back Founder, Robert Carr
Net proceeds of each book sold go directly to Give Something Back
Addresses the struggles and valiant efforts of students to overcome financial adversity and other hardships. Drawing on the research and experience of Give Something Back, a scholarship program for lower income students, this book outlines strategies to chart a successful and affordable college path.
A triumphant story of humility, possibility, breakthrough, and giving back that inspires readers to embrace the hope and promise that life is never an impossibility. Robert Carr reflects decades of struggle that took him to the brink of financial ruin at age fifty after one of the most devastating data breaches ever. Carr’s story is a vulnerable and honest depiction of starting true to the values that supported the turbulent times which allowed him to breakthrough in business, life, and in doing good for others.
Recent Blog Posts
2012 Give Back Alum, Zak Pedersen, is a knockout in the classroom and the boxing ring. Learn how his latest venture exemplifies the spirit of giving back.
Give Back founder, Robert Carr, describes him as a “dynamic thinker who has engaged with hundreds of colleges all over the country.” Learn more about our newest board member, John Murphy.
On average, college graduates earn 56% more than high school graduates. This is the largest gap since 1973 and it has dire consequences for those whose education is cut short.